1. Bills' TNF Win over Jets Tells Tale of Rex Ryan's Playoff Past and Future

    Rex Ryan got his revenge against his former team Thursday night — by out-Jets-ing the New York Jets . In doing so, Ryan's Buffalo Bills demonstrated that they have adopted the personality of their boisterous head coach...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 65,194 reads 66 comments

  2. Tyrod Taylor Key to Rex Ryan's Revenge Against New York Jets

    As the Buffalo Bills prepare to face the New York Jets on Thursday night, it's a game that's much more than a matchup between a pair of AFC East teams battling to stay in contention for a Wild Card spot...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 7,948 reads 6 comments

  3. NFL Picks Week 10: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were three. The Denver Broncos' loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9—after the Broncos handed Green Bay its first loss of the season the previous week—has whittled the number of undefeated NFL teams to three...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 319,285 reads 625 comments

  4. Larry Fitzgerald's Resurgence Has Cardinals Primed for Super Bowl Run

    As the Arizona Cardinals come out of their bye week and prepare to embark on the second half of their 2015 season, the team is 6-2, has a sizable lead in the NFC West and is widely considered one of the NFC's top Super Bowl contenders...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 13,137 reads 49 comments

  5. Bleacher Report's Week 9 NFL Awards

    And then there were three. Another of the NFL 's unbeatens fell in Week 9, with the Denver Broncos losing in Indianapolis to a Colts team that finally won outside the AFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 15,221 reads 68 comments

  6. Inconsistent Run Game Could Cost Broncos Much More Than First Loss of 2015

    When an NFL team doesn't lose its first game until the first Sunday of November, sounding the alarm regarding that team's shortcomings may appear, well, alarmist...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 11,200 reads 40 comments

  7. Browns Have No Choice—It's Time for Johnny Manziel to Take the Reins

    It's money time in Cleveland. With his performance in the Browns ' 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night, quarterback Johnny Manziel has made something pretty clear...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 182,532 reads 376 comments

  8. Johnny Manziel Gets Chance to Come Full Circle with 'TNF' Start vs. Bengals

    It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A brash, young player enters the NFL after starring in college amid great fanfare, only to continually encounter obstacles, many of his own making...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 48,332 reads 139 comments

  9. NFL Picks Week 9: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    We've reached both the month of November and the second half of the NFL season, at least for some teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 331,761 reads 424 comments

  10. Bleacher Report's Midseason NFL Awards

    We're eight weeks into the 2015 NFL season. The calendar has turned to November, and daylight saving time has come and gone. To this point in the 2015 campaign, some things have proceeded just as we thought they would...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 200,883 reads 420 comments

  11. Drew Brees' Record-Setting Day Keeps Saints Alive for 1 More Week

    Not too long ago, a dirge was playing in the Crescent City. The New Orleans Saints were dead. So was the Sean Payton/ Drew Brees era in the Big Easy. The quarterback was washed up...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 17,188 reads 113 comments

  12. Belichick, Brady and Buzzsaw Patriots Find New Ways to Continue Reign of Terror

    I'm pretty sure Darth Hoodie does this on purpose. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick must enter his office on Monday morning, sit at his desk, stroke his chin ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 114,614 reads 321 comments

  13. Oakland Raiders Could Finally Return to NFL Relevance with Win over Jets

    Don't look now, but the Oakland Raiders aren't a punchline anymore. No, really. They aren't. For most of the past decade, there hasn't been a more floundering, directionless team in the National Football League than the Raiders...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 18,934 reads 68 comments

  14. NFL Picks Week 8: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    The NFL is all about the haves and the have-nots in 2015. Through seven weeks, five teams sit at a perfect 6-0. Never in NFL history have there been this many undefeated teams this late in the season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 259,765 reads 505 comments

  15. Bleacher Report's Week 7 NFL Awards

    It's good to be on top in the National Football League. Through seven weeks of the 2015 NFL season, five teams remain undefeated...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 54,540 reads 176 comments

  16. Can Current Colts Regime Halt Andrew Luck's Alarming Fall from Grace?

    Back in August, when oddsmakers in Las Vegas set the numbers on who would win the National Football League's Most Valuable Player Award, reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 12,423 reads 114 comments

  17. Seahawks' TNF Win over Lackluster 49ers Nothing More Than Small Step Forward

    For the 12th Man, Thursday night's emphatic 20-3 win by the Seattle Seahawks over the rival San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium was a welcome respite from consecutive crushing losses to undefeated teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 98,235 reads 311 comments

  18. Best Matchups to Watch in Bills vs. Jaguars

    Sunday will be a first in NFL history. No, not a game in London. Those have been going on for years. There's already been one this season. There will be another after this...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 3,969 reads 8 comments

  19. NFL Picks Week 7: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Last week, nearly every member of our panel expected a reeling Seattle Seahawks team to right the ship against the Carolina Panthers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 324,485 reads 584 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's Week 6 NFL Awards

    It's been a good long while since we saw a rematch in the Super Bowl. Over two decades, in fact. Don't hold your breath waiting for one this year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 47,217 reads 178 comments

  21. Matt Stafford Finds Career-Saving Confidence in Lions' First Win

    It's been a dark season for the Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford . Five straight losses to open the season. A Week 5 benching in a blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 9,739 reads 68 comments

  22. Vintage Saints Back in Business in NFC South After Handing Falcons 1st Loss

    Let's look at the glass as half full. Let us not bemoan the unmasking of the previously unbeaten Atlanta Falcons as a paper tiger, a team whose 5-0 start to the season was as ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 38,855 reads 245 comments

  23. Which Undefeated NFL Team Will Remain Unbeaten the Longest in 2015?

    There have never been this many teams undefeated in the National Football League this late in the season. Ever. OK, in the Super Bowl era, anyway...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 33,361 reads 104 comments

  24. NFL Picks Week 6: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were...six? Thanks to victories by all five undefeated teams who played last week (the Carolina Panthers were on a bye) there are six teams entering Week 6 that have yet to lose a game...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 281,869 reads 417 comments

  25. Bleacher Report's Week 5 NFL Awards

    The cream is rising to the top in the NFL . And in 2015, there's more cream than ever before. Through five weeks of the NFL season, six NFL teams remain undefeated...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 35,227 reads 132 comments